2020 NFL Draft Guide: Coaches Corner
Howard Bender breaks down the coaching systems for each team in the NFL.
For years, we at Fantasy Alarm have preached the value of knowing every NFL team's coaching hierarchy as well as the systems, both offensive and defensive, they employ. A player could have outstanding talent, but if he doesn't fit well with his coach's offensive scheme, he is unlikely to produce at a level commensurate with his talents.
Take a look at the career-trajectory for running back Jordan Howard . When John Fox was the head coach of the Bears, Howard spent two seasons rushing for at least 1,100 yards per season with a total of 16 touchdowns. The year Matt Nagy took over and changed the offensive scheme, Howard was a square peg trying to fit into a round hole and rushed for just 935 yards. The nine touchdowns salvaged some of his value, but not enough for where fantasy owners drafted him. When Howard landed in Philadelphia, we warned you off of him as Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who, like Nagy, sprouted from the Andy Reid coaching tree and didn’t use a system that catered...